I just threw some veggies in with a little veggie broth and some Indian spices (cumin seeds, cumin powder, garam masala, ginger powder, turmeric). Bake in oven covered on 400 degrees for about an hour. Super easy!
I was going to add frozen corn and diced tomatoes too but forgot, yet it was still great. Use any combo of veggies you like, but I suggest not to leave out cauliflower, garlic, or carrots since it really makes the dish.
The other thing pictured here is my Cherry Apple cobbler which I’ve posted the recipe many times before.
Okay full disclosure but I accidentally came up with this recipe while going to make an Indian dish but mixing it up with an Ethiopian recipe. Anyhow the result was unique and amazing so sharing here if you want to try it too. I used an instant pot (Electric Pressure Cooker) so the effort was only about 10 minutes prep.
2 Onions, choppped (I used one red and one white)
1 8oz tub Mushrooms, sliced
Garlic cloves, chopped
1 14.5oz Can of Diced Tomatoes
3.5 cups water
3 cups yellow lentils
3-4 Tablespoons Berbere Seasoning
1 block Firm Tofu, pressed
1) Sauté the onions and mushrooms approximately 5 minutes in the instant pot adding just a tiny bit of veggie broth so it doesn’t stick. I used the sauté button on the instant pot
2) Add the garlic and tomatoes. Stir well
3) Add the water, lentils, and berbere seasoning. Stir well
4) Crumble up and add the tofu. Stir well
5) Set on manual setting for 10 minutes
6) Stir well when complete and boom you have Ethiopian style Daal
This was my first stab at making an Ethiopian dish with minimal effort. Since I’m using the Instant Pot (Electric Pressure Cooker) my prep time is roughly only 5 minutes. It goes best with injera (Ethiopian sponge bread) which can be purchased individually at any Ethiopian restaurant.
1 can diced tomatoes
2-3 Tablespoons Berbere Seasoning
3 cups water
1 cup lentils
1 block firm tofu, pressed, drained, and crumbled up
1) Mix all ingredients into the Instant Pot and stir well
2) Set on Manual setting for 20 minutes
3) Drain off excess liquid and serve
Next time I’m going to add sauteed onions and garlic, but other than that this recipe is solid and easy with minimal effort.